The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported of 1,301 new infections of COVID-19 Tuesday.
In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 113,305 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
A total of 91,200 people it stated, have so far been discharged from hospital, while the number of deaths so far is 1,464.
As of Tuesday evening, more than 96 million cases of COVID-19 had been reported around the world, with more than 52.8 million of those cases considered recovered or resolved, according to Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll stood at more than two million.
Meanwhile, another new mutated COVID strain has been identified in Germany. According to metro.co.uk, the mutation, which is different to new strains in the UK and South Africa, was first identified among 35 hospital patients in Bavaria.
It is not yet clear whether it is more infectious than previous variants of the virus, authorities have said. Samples of the virus are now being examined by experts at the Charité university hospital in Berlin.
Speaking during a press conference this week, the hospital’s deputy medical director Clemens Stockklausner said: ‘At the moment we have discovered a small point mutation. ‘It is absolutely not clear whether it will be of clinical relevance. We have to wait for the complete sequencing.’